Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 02/07/2015 La Liga Preview,Odds and Predictions
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Saturday 7th February 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Atletico Madrid 47/20 Draw 5/2 Real Madrid 29/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5; Bein Sports; NBC Sports
The Madrid derby comes from Vincent Cauldron stadium as Atletico Madrid take on Real Madrid Saturday afternoon. Atletico Madrid have had an indian sign over Real in recent derby games as Diego Simeone seems to consistantly get both his tactics and team selection correct. Torres, Mandzukich and Greizmann will all be chomping at the bit to get the start here but I think Simeone will go with the first two as Torres has suddenly looked like the player of yesteryear full of pace, excitement and goals. Atletico have dominated the derbies of late winning three of the last five.
Real Madrid have managed to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo after their superstar was stupidly sent off for lashing out against Cordoba. Benzema and Rodriguez have been excellent in his absence and Bale has again dominated headlines with his form. Carlo Ancelotti has strength in depth across his team and that was very evident while Real dealt with the loss of the best player on the planet. Real are a quality side but they have struggled to deal with their cross city rivals for the last couple of years.
On paper this is definitely a coinflip therefore the value is with the home dog. I am going to take Atletico here, while many will point to the talent on the Real team as definite proof of their superiority until they get a win against Atletico I just cant pass up these odds. Take Atletico big on the handicap and spread a bit on the moneyline.